Eblast from the Head of Upper School, 3/28

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
– Margaret Mead

Dear Upper School families,

Week at a Glance

We have a fun-filled and busy final week before we head off to Spring Break. The 3rd Quarter ends on Friday and report cards will be sent out on Tuesday, April 20th.

We will also be celebrating our 3rd Spirit Week of the school year. The Nests have planned the following theme days:

  • Monday - Dapper Day

  • Tuesday - Quarantine Style Day

  • Wednesday - Meme Day

  • Thursday - Country/Western Day

  • Friday - Mismatched Day

On Thursday there will be a Nest Competition: The Battle of the Senses! It will start at 2:30 pm at the outside stage. If you have any questions, please email Caroline Scheil (cscheil@student.pvs.org) or Ms. Clark (jclark@pvs.org).

Friday, April 2nd, is a half-day with early dismissal for Middle and Upper School students at 11:50 am. There will be no lunch or after-care.

Uniform Policy
Due to the pandemic, we have been more lenient this year with the uniform policy. While you can still buy uniforms through Norman’s, we are flexible about what students are wearing for bottoms. As long as they comply with the color and style of Norman’s pants and skirts, you can send your student to school with bottoms purchased from another store.

Enrollment Contracts
Please return your signed contract and deposit by April 15th. This year, we have an unusually high interest in admission. Classes are filling up quickly! Please reach out to Abby Sturgeon, Director of Admissions and Marketing, if you have any questions: asturgeon@pvs.org

College Acceptances
Marianne Capetz: UC San Diego; Andrew Hall: UC Berkeley and UC Davis; Kyle Mauerman: University of Washington; Leo Milmet: UC Berkeley and Emory University; Caroline Scheil: American University and Bryn Mawr; Elizabeth Shay: UC Berkeley; Jake Sonderman: UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Santa Barbara; Chelsea Xu: Ringling College of Art and Design.

College Application Process Meeting
Junior and senior students will meet on Wednesday, March 31st, to discuss the college application process. Mrs. Bassanelli and Mr. Coffey will host this meeting in US Room 5 from 2:20-3:30. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bassanelli at sbassanelli@pvs.org

Leadership Intern Program
Camp Invention® will be running a Leadership Intern Program this summer from July 26th - July 30th in the Lower School. This workshop is a great resume builder as well as an opportunity to obtain community service hours. Interested students should contact Ms. Fisher (ffisher@pvs.org).

PVS Family Drive-In Movie Night
Our outstanding Parent Association is hosting a movie night on Saturday, April 17th. The venue opens at 6:30 pm, and the movie starts at 7:30 pm. You will be getting an email with more detailed information. A food truck will be on-site (a different vendor from last time.)

Outdoor Club Hike
The Outdoor Club will be hiking to the Tahquitz Canyon Waterfall on Friday, April 2nd, immediately after school. Please meet at the entrance at 1:00 pm. The cost is $12 per person. Please see Ms. Clark (jclark@pvs.org) for a permission slip

Year book
Order the 2020-2021 Yearbook online here. The 2019-2020 yearbook is also available at a discounted rate! If you missed out on last year's yearbook, you can purchase a copy in the MS/Admin office for $30.

Upcoming Dates:

4/2 -   Early Dismissal (no lunch or After Care); Free Dress Day; End of the 3rd Quarter

4/5 - 4/9 -  Spring Break, offices are closed

4/12 -  classes resume

4/15 - Enrollment contracts and deposit DUE

4/20 -  report cards sent home


Mr.  Steve Coffey

Interim Head of Upper School